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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. John Hoch is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of additional qualifications in vascular surgery. He is chief of the vascular surgery service at the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital and serves as Director for the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship programs. Dr. Hoch has special interests in complex aortic visceral artery occlusive disease, carotid artery stenting, repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms, minimally invasive care of patients with varicose veins, and the use of endovascular techniques to repair abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms and manage patients with lower extremity arterial occlusion.


Vascular Surgery

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Advanced Hypertension Program


Aortic Aneursym

Aortic Aneurysm

Arm Angioplasty

Arteriorvenous Fistula

Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and Kidney Arteries

Brachiocephalic Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Stenting

Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid Disease


Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dialysis Access Surgery

Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Family Medicine

Geriatrics (Primary Care)

Geriatrics (Specialty Care)

High Blood Pressure



Internal Medicine

Laser Therapy for Veins

Limb Preservation

Limb Salvage

Limb Salvage Surgery

Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery

Mesenteric Artery Disease

Minimal Incision Phlebectomy

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Bypass Surgery

Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions

Renal Artery Disease

Sclerotherapy for Veins



Subclavian Artery Disease

Subclavian Vein Occlusion

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm

Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular Lesion Injections

Venous Disease

Visceral Angioplasty


Beaver Dam Clinic (Regional)
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West Clinic
(608) 263-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
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Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
(262) 767-8000 | | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Vascular Surgery

American Heart Association Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,  Philadelphia, PA, 1986-1987

Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO, 1989-1991

Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Hoch's research is ongoing into improving the education of residents and medical students about vascular disease. In addition, Dr. Hoch’s clinical research interests include the use of minimally invasive techniques to improve arterial circulation in order to relive pain and promote wound healing. He is investigating the long term outcomes of patients with varicose veins managed with minimally invasive techniques. His clinical research is focused on improving outcomes of patients with arterial disease managed with endovascular techniques.

PubMed Articles
Pendergrass SA Crist RC Jones LK Hoch JR Berrettini WH The importance of buprenorphine research in the opioid crisis. Mol Psychiatry . 2019 Jan 7;
[PubMed ID: 30617273]
Chen H Reddy RM Palmer SW Coleman DM Hoch JR DiMusto PD Rectenwald JE Attrition rates in integrated vascular and cardiothoracic surgery residency and fellowship programs. J Vasc Surg . 2019 Jan;69(1):236-241
[PubMed ID: 30455051]
Ulrich EL Baskaran K Dashti H Ioannidis YE Livny M Romero PR Maziuk D Wedell JR Yao H Eghbalnia HR Hoch JC Markley JL NMR-STAR: comprehensive ontology for representing, archiving and exchanging data from nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic experiments. J Biomol NMR . 2018 Dec 22;
[PubMed ID: 30580387]
Bennett KM Hoch JR Scarborough JE Predictors of 30-day postoperative major adverse clinical events after carotid artery stenting: An analysis of the procedure-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Vasc Surg . 2017 Oct;66(4):1093-1099
[PubMed ID: 28596038]
Lincoff AM Nicholls SJ Riesmeyer JS Barter PJ Brewer HB Fox KAA Gibson CM Granger C Menon V Montalescot G Rader D Tall AR McErlean E Wolski K Ruotolo G Vangerow B Weerakkody G Goodman SG Conde D McGuire DK Nicolau JC Leiva-Pons JL Pesant Y Li W Kandath D Kouz S Tahirkheli N Mason D Nissen SE ACCELERATE Investigators. Evacetrapib and Cardiovascular Outcomes in High-Risk Vascular Disease. N Engl J Med . 2017 May 18;376(20):1933-1942
[PubMed ID: 28514624]
Maciejewski MW Schuyler AD Gryk MR Moraru II Romero PR Ulrich EL Eghbalnia HR Livny M Delaglio F Hoch JC NMRbox: A Resource for Biomolecular NMR Computation. Biophys J . 2017 Apr 25;112(8):1529-1534
[PubMed ID: 28445744]
Fenwick M Hoch JC Ulrich E Gryk MR CONNJUR R: an annotation strategy for fostering reproducibility in bio-NMR-protein spectral assignment. J Biomol NMR . 2015 Oct;63(2):141-50
[PubMed ID: 26253947]
Roumen R Boelens O Van Assen T Scheltinga M Wijerathne S Agarwal N Ramzi A Liem D Lomanto D Simon T Buechler MW Koeckerling F Siawash M de Jager-Kieviet JW Roumen RM Scheltinga MR Lincourt A Augenstein V Kercher K Heniford B Andresen K Burcharth J Hupfeld L Fonnes S Rothman JP Winther D Deigaard SL Sørensen FS Bjerg J Therkildsen R Errebo M Hauge D Rosenberg J Fischer J Fox J Basta M Kovach S East B Krejci T Hoch J Jorgensen LN Kullman E Tollens T Nienhuijs S Doerhoff C Muzi MG Hopson S Velanovich V Muysoms F Leblanc K Schwartz M Berrevoet F Holihan J Nguyen DH Flores-Gonzalez JR Alawadi ZM Nguyen MT Kao LS Liang MK Hassan S Raslan C Henley N Van Veenendaal N Poelman MM Van den Heuvel B Schreurs H Dwars B Bonjer HJ Kaufmann R Halm JA Nieuwenhuizen J Klitsie P Eker HH van Geldere D Simons MP Van't Riet M Jeekel J Lange JF Pathania B Trial & Guidelines. Hernia . 2015 Apr;19 Suppl 1:S43-9
[PubMed ID: 26518859]
Matsumura JS Stroupe KT Lederle FA Kyriakides TC Ge L Freischlag JA Open Versus Endovascular Repair (OVER) Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Group. Costs of repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm with different devices in a multicenter randomized trial. J Vasc Surg . 2015 Jan;61(1):59-65
[PubMed ID: 25238728]
Gupta PK Ramanan B Engelbert TL Tefera G Hoch JR Kent KC A comparison of open surgery versus endovascular repair of unstable ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg . 2014 Dec;60(6):1439-45
[PubMed ID: 25103257]
Davies RR Carver SW Schmidt R Keskeny H Hoch J Pizarro C Laryngopharyngeal dysfunction independent of vocal fold palsy in infants after aortic arch interventions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg . 2014 Aug;148(2):617-24.e2
[PubMed ID: 24290573]
Gupta PK Engelbert TL Ramanan B Fang X Yamanouchi D Hoch JR Acher CW Postdischarge outcomes after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg . 2014 Apr;59(4):903-8
[PubMed ID: 24360236]
Suwanabol PA Hoch JR Venous thromboembolic disease. Surg Clin North Am . 2013 Aug;93(4):983-95, x
[PubMed ID: 23885941]
Markley JL Akutsu H Asakura T Baldus M Boelens R Bonvin A Kaptein R Bax A Bezsonova I Gryk MR Hoch JC Korzhnev DM Maciejewski MW Case D Chazin WJ Cross TA Dames S Kessler H Lange O Madl T Reif B Sattler M Eliezer D Fersht A Forman-Kay J Kay LE Fraser J Gross J Kortemme T Sali A Fujiwara T Gardner K Luo X Rizo-Rey J Rosen M Gil RR Ho C Rule G Gronenborn AM Ishima R Klein-Seetharaman J Tang P van der Wel P Xu Y Grzesiek S Hiller S Seelig J Laue ED Mott H Nietlispach D Barsukov I Lian LY Middleton D Blumenschein T Moore G Campbell I Schnell J Vakonakis IJ Watts A Conte MR Mason J Pfuhl M Sanderson MR Craven J Williamson M Dominguez C Roberts G Günther U Overduin M Werner J Williamson P Blindauer C Crump M Driscoll P Frenkiel T Golovanov A Matthews S Parkinson J Uhrin D Williams M Neuhaus D Oschkinat H Ramos A Shaw DE Steinbeck C Vendruscolo M Vuister GW Walters KJ Weinstein H Wüthrich K Yokoyama S In support of the BMRB. Nat Struct Mol Biol . 2012 Sep;19(9):854-60
[PubMed ID: 22955930]
Hoch JR Invited commentary. J Vasc Surg . 2011 Apr;53(4):1037-8
[PubMed ID: 21439457]
Mell MW O'Neil AS Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD Effect of early plasma transfusion on mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgery . 2010 Nov;148(5):955-62
[PubMed ID: 20378142]
Bobadilla JL Hoch JR Leverson GE Tefera G The effect of warfarin therapy on endoleak development after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta. J Vasc Surg . 2010 Aug;52(2):267-71
[PubMed ID: 20591602]
Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch J Tefera G Turnipseed W Mell MW Impact of intraoperative arteriography on limb salvage for traumatic popliteal artery injury. J Trauma . 2009 Aug;67(2):252-7; discussion 257-8
[PubMed ID: 19667876]
Mell MW Wynn MM Reeder SB Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW A new intercostal artery management strategy for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Surg Res . 2009 Jun 1;154(1):99-104
[PubMed ID: 19101698]
Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW Complications of spinal fluid drainage in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a report of 486 patients treated from 1987 to 2008. J Vasc Surg . 2009 Jan;49(1):29-34; discussion 34-5
[PubMed ID: 18951749]